Cheryl Ruth Hines
September 21, 1965
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Central Florida|
|Television||Curb Your Enthusiasm|
Father of the Pride
(m. 2002; div. 2010)
Cheryl Ruth Hines (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress and director, best known for playing the role of Larry David's wife, Cheryl, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards. She also starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory, and made her directorial debut in 2009 with the film Serious Moonlight.
Hines was born in Miami Beach, Florida, a daughter of James and Rosemary Hines.
Part of her family came from Frostproof, Florida, but she grew up in Tallahassee, where she was a member of the Young Actors Theatre throughout high school. Hines also attended Lively Technical Center and Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. She was raised Catholic, and has two brothers and a sister. She attended West Virginia University and Florida State University before graduating from the University of Central Florida.
Before getting her break in Hollywood, Hines worked as a waitress, television reporter and telephone operator, as well as personal assistant to Rob Reiner after she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She enjoyed guest appearances on television shows such as Swamp Thing and Unsolved Mysteries. She also appeared on an episode of the Dating Game in 1996. She was not picked on the episode.
Hines began her acting career by performing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater. Among the people with whom she studied was Lisa Kudrow. She also learned to write comedy sketches—which served her well when working on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's fictional wife, Cheryl. The show is written using the retroscripting technique in which the plot outlines are generally and loosely drawn—and then the individual actors improvise to create the dialogue ad lib.
"When the show first came out people from Tallahassee thought, 'Well, maybe Cheryl got married'", she recalls of the show's initial reception. "Sometimes, I do feel like I live two lives." Hines received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2003 and 2006. Speaking about being cast on the show, Hines has said that "Until Curb, I’d done small roles, really small roles. They wanted to cast an unknown actress. It worked in my favor that I hadn’t done anything. It changed my life."
Hines appeared in RV opposite Robin Williams, Waitress with Keri Russell, and the 2008 mockumentary The Grand, a spoof of the World Series of Poker. Her 2009 directorial debut Serious Moonlight stars Meg Ryan with a script by the late Adrienne Shelly, Hines' co-star in Waitress.
In 2009, Hines starred in the ABC sitcom In the Motherhood. It is a loose adaptation of the web series. She played Jane. The series was short-lived, lasting 5 out of 7 episodes due to low ratings.
During the 2009–2010 season of Brothers & Sisters she guest-starred as Kitty Walker McCallister's campaign manager, Buffy. It was announced in July 2010 that Hines would be joining the cast of the Nickelodeon film based on The Fairly OddParents, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! as a human disguise of Wanda, Timmy's fairy godmother.
Hines served as the executive producer for the 2010 reality series School Pride which follows the renovation of a different school each week. Hines starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory and in We Need Help, a web series aired on Yahoo! Screen. The series was canceled in 2014 after three seasons.
On January 29, 2014, Hines received the 2,516th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As of 2020, she has been a permanent panelist on singing game show, I Can See Your Voice.
Hines married Paul Young, founder of the management firm Principato-Young, on December 30, 2002. Their daughter Catherine Rose Young was born on March 8, 2004. On July 20, 2010, Hines and Young filed for divorce after nearly eight years of marriage.
When a nephew was born with cerebral palsy, Hines contacted United Cerebral Palsy for answers and resources. Over time, she became involved with UCP and has used her celebrity status to help elevate its visibility. Hines serves on the Board of Trustees of United Cerebral Palsy. Hines and her family won $25,000 for UCP on the July 12, 2015 episode of Celebrity Family Feud.
In December 2011, Hines began dating environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a member of the Kennedy family. They announced their engagement in April 2014, and were married on August 2, 2014.
Hines is a known poker enthusiast, with career winnings totaling $50,000.
|1996||Cheap Curry and Calculus||Sheila||Short film|
|2004||Along Came Polly||Catering Manager|
|Herbie: Fully Loaded||Sally|
|Our Very Own||Sally Crowder|
|2006||Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas||Professor Adams|
|Keeping Up with the Steins||Casey Nudelman|
|Goodnight Vagina||Meg March||Short film|
|The Grand||Lainie Schwartzman|
|Henry Poole Is Here||Meg Wyatt|
|Bart Got a Room||Beth Stein|
|Space Chimps||Luna (voice)|
|2009||All in the Bunker||Eva Braun||Short film|
|Labor Pains||Lisa DePardo|
|The Ugly Truth||Georgia|
|2010||The Legend of Secret Pass||Nitika (voice)|
|Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Luna (voice)|
|2014||Life After Beth||Judy Orfman|
|Think Like a Man 2||Andrea|
|Christmas Eve||Dawn||Also known as Stuck|
|2016||Nine Lives||Madison Camden|
|A Bad Moms Christmas||Sandy|
|1993||Swamp Thing||Louise Brenner||Episode: "Heart of the Mantis"|
|1997||Unsolved Mysteries||Sharon Berman (Ashely's mother)||Episode: "9.18"|
|1998||The Wayans Bros.||Helen||Episode: "Six Degrees of Marlon"|
|Suddenly Susan||Debbie||Episode: "Poetry in Notion"|
|1999||Suddenly Susan||Marla||Episode: "The Cheerleaders"|
|Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm||Cheryl David||TV movie|
|2000||Friends||Woman #2||Episode: "The One with Rachel's Sister"|
|2000–present||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Cheryl David||Main role|
|2002||So Little Time||Episode: "The Job"|
|Everybody Loves Raymond||Lauren Williamson||Episode: "Annoying Kid"|
|2003||Reno 911!||Trailer Park Lady||Episode: "Terrorist Training: Part 1"|
|A Tale of Two Wives||Rose Goodman||TV movie|
|Wanda at Large||Dr. Linda||Episode: "Did Wanda Say a Four Letter Word?"|
|2004–2005||Father of the Pride||Kate (voice)||14 episodes|
|2006||Scrubs||Paige Cox||Episode: "My New God"|
|2007||Jack's Big Music Show||Sudsy Bubblestein||Episode: "Mel's Bath Day"|
|2009||Hannah Montana||Catherine York||Episode: "What I Don't Like About You"|
|In the Motherhood||Jane||7 episodes|
|2010||Wright vs. Wrong||Keri Daly||TV movie|
|The Super Hero Squad Show||Stardust (voice)||2 episodes|
|Brothers & Sisters||Buffy McCreary||3 episodes|
|2011||Love Bites||Kristen Lerner||Episode: "Too Much Information"|
|A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!||Wanda||TV movie|
|2011–2014||Suburgatory||Dallas Royce||Main role; 56 episodes|
|2012||A Fairly Odd Christmas||Wanda||TV movie|
|2013||Hollywood Game Night||Herself||2 episodes|
|2014||The Crazy Ones||Beth Minker||Episode: "Zach Mitzvah"|
|2015||The Middle||Dr. Sommer Samuelson||Episode: "The Convention"|
|2015–2016||TripTank||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2016||Young & Hungry||Kathy Kaminski||Episode: "Young & Parents"|
|Mike Tyson Mysteries||Virgilia||Episode: "The Farmer's Daughter"|
|2016–2017||Son of Zorn||Edie||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2017||Nobodies||Herself||Episode: "Not the Emmys"|
|Pickle and Peanut||Susan||Episode: "Wet Wedding"|
|2018||Fresh Off the Boat||Fay||Episode: "Big Baby"|
|Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Blue Team's VIP guest diner; Episode: "Hell Freezes Over"|
|2018–2019||3 Below||Momblank||16 episodes|
|2020||Make It Work!||Herself||Television special|
|I Can See Your Voice||Herself||Regular Panelist|
|The Masked Singer||Guest panelist||Episode: "The Group B Finals - The Mask Chance Saloon"|
|2021||The Masked Dancer||Guest panelist||Episode: "Group B Playoffs - These Masks Don't Lie!"|
|2006–2007||Campus Ladies||3 episodes|
|2008||Hollywood Residential||TV series|
|2006||Campus Ladies||Episode: "No Means No"|
|2009||Serious Moonlight||Feature Film Debut|
|2020||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Episode: "Artificial Fruit"|
|List of awards and nominations|
|2003||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Nominated|
|2005||Gracie Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Won|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Nominated|
|2006||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Nominated|
|2007||Monte Carlo TV Festival||Outstanding Actress – Comedy Series||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Nominated|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award||Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress||Suburgatory||Nominated|